Did I mention I got to see them for free.
One of our very good friends at the time was working at some local rock/metal store that sadly closed down about a year ago or so. Anyways, His work gave him a bunch of free Promotional wrist bands for California Metal Fest 2009 and he took me and bunch of our friends. We had a blast! Just hanging out, moshing, going from stage one to stage two, two back to one, ect. The Best part about the show next to carcass was getting introduced to the punishing brutal sound that is SUFFOCATION. I had no idea who the fuck they were until this festival but after that night I left a believer and they were easily the 2nd band of the night(next to carcass) to blow me the fuck away. Like no joke, BLOW ME THE FUCK AWAY. And they had the most brutal pit out of all the bands too. It's a shame because I love suffocation so much now and I still have not seen them since that show back in 2009.